1st Trimester

A Letter to the Child Inside Me

Hello in there,

I haven’t met you yet – I don’t even know your sex. I haven’t gotten to count your fingers and toes or snuggle you close to my chest. You don’t yet have a name or a nursery or a full head of hair. Even though you’re a teeny tiny cherry sized baby in my belly, I want you to know that I already love you so much.

I’m not going to lie, when I found out that there was a child inside me, I was a bit scared. But each day since then I have been so excited to be your mom, and I will do whatever it takes to provide a good life for you, for us, and the family we are creating.

I want you to know that no matter what, you can always come to me to talk about anything. Tell me about your hopes and dreams or about what kind of day you’re having: bad or good. Tell me if you feel depressed or if you’re being bullied at school. Tell me if YOU are being the bully and we will find out why and stop it. Come to me for anything because I will always be here to talk you through anything. And even if you just want to talk about nothing serious, we can do that too.

Oh, and don’t think this means you’re off the hook. I’m still going to push you hard in school because knowledge is power!! Soak in as much as you can, read a lot, and don’t be afraid to speak up on a subject you have an opinion on. Healthy debates are good for you and the people around you. Don’t be afraid to ask questions on things you don’t know or don’t quite understand.

There are so many people that are going to be in your life. Please be cautious – but have an adventure. Test the waters: have friendships and relationships, be there for people and let people be there for you. It’s okay to make mistakes as long as you learn from them.

Life is going to be hard – I don’t want to lie to you – but I promise you that I will always be there to guide you through. Don’t worry, God will never give you anything you can’t handle. So remember that when you feel the weight of the world on your shoulders, it’s okay to drop to your knees and pray. It’s okay to give that weight to someone else. And just because life is hard and knocks you down doesn’t mean you won’t be able to get back up.

Kasia Holding Ultrasound Picture - A Letter to the Child Inside Me

Always keep your head up kiddo, I love you so much and I can’t wait to meet you.

All my love,

Mommy xoxo

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